Promenaea – orchids

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Promenaea –
There are about 15 species of small, evergreen, epiphytic orchids in this genus. They are found in Brazil in forest areas at an altitude of around 5,000′ feet. They produce oval pseudobulbs with 1-3 soft textured, ovate-lance shaped, light green, apical leaves. Usually yellow or white flowers are borne in ones or two’s, rarely more, in short racemes from the bases of the pseudobulbs mostly in summer and autumn.
Cool growing orchids (see chart below). Grow in small pots of epiphytic orchid potting mix made with fine bark, or epiphtically on slabs of bark. During summer, provide high humidity and bright filtered light, water freely (taking care not to over water) and feed at every third watering. In winter admit full light and water sparingly.
Prone to spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs.